Banos Familia

A place to gather events, ideas and family...all in one place, while we are far away

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Molly - Josh In NYC

Today is Molly's birthday - Happy Birthday Molls - we love you!

For those of you in NYC, Josh will be playing at the Knitting Factory on Sunday night so check it out!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Introducing, Dr. Catherine Jones

Catherine is officially an M.D.!!!

I caught her on her way into the graduation ceremony at Fogelmen, looking very impressive in her robe:

Here is a short video clip from the ceremony.

I got distracted trying to take a still picture so that is why the video gets wobbly a few seconds in.

We celebrated with a lovely party following the ceremony at Aunt Julie and Uncle Edwards'. It was a great excuse to get together and a total treat to celebrate Catherine's accomplishments.

Monday, May 12, 2008

More Mother's Day 2008

Here are a few more pictures from the delicious Mother's Day dinner.
Dama would have been so proud of Aunt Margot's incredible igloo cake.
The picture does not do it justice was a sight to behold:

not to mention, absolutely divine. Aunt Margot actually made the whipped cream herself. I am telling you, you can taste the difference, this was no Cool Whip. As you can see from the picture, this is a very complex dessert, one that I would never dare to attempt.

The table, beautiful as always.

Catherine and Lucy on the front porch:

In other news, I recently learned about an impromptu PWAC CC brunch two weeks ago in NYC. Sarah was there visiting Mary so they got together with Molly, Little Luis and Casey. Everyone had a great time but nobody took a picture!!!

What else, it seems like there are about 10 graduations - okay, I am exaggerating a little. Here's what I have been able to keep track of and I apologize if I am missing something - Jane, Laura, Baker, Catherine - all graduating. Austin is getting his wings sometime in June (13th maybe?). Richmond recently defended his thesis and will spend the next year writing his dissertation (I think I have this right) - before all of that happens - however - he is off to do outdoorsy stuff for the summer. Jonathan and Jen are now living in St. Louis but will probably be back and forth a bit for wedding-related planning. Josh just got back from Russia. I have a link to his pictures from that trip and will attempt to set it up so you can check them out. Betsy and Dan just returned from Argentina - the highlight of that trip was apparently the time they spent drinking wine in Mendoza. I guess that was the best part - stands to reason. After graduation Catherine is traveling around a bit and is then headed to Albuquerque. I am sure there is much more news out there - just let me know and I will post it.

I hope to see some of you out at Thib over Memorial Day Weekend. Molly will be in town (she managed to fit in a quick break between shows) and we are REALLY looking forward to lounging around by the newly-refurbished pool!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms and Grandmoms and Great-Grandmom in the Banos Family, and a huge
thank you to our dear children, and nieces and nephews who are as dear as our own, for
for giving us so much for which to be grateful.

We gathered tonight at Margot and Walker's for a delicious supper in honor of all the Moms, those present and those not. Margot made Dama's spectacular igloo for our dessert...a wonderful ending to a lovely evening.
Here we are!